Christian Spätter, a single farmer, arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.
Christian Spätter and his wife Elisabeth are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.
Christian Spätter, a farmer, and his wife Elisabeth are recorded on a list of Beauregard recruits appended to the 1767 census of the Volga German colonies.
Widow Elisabeth Spätter née Rosseler is recorded on the 1798 census of Kind in Household No. Kd13.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Christian Spätter came from the German region of Waldeck. The 1767 census records that he came from the German village of Helmighausen.
There are no known surviving male lines of this Spätter family among the Volga German colonies.
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga: Economy, Population, and Agriculture (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Kd13.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 376.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766 (Saratov: State Technical University, 2010): #5499.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #3744-3745.